Last night on the Slice channel, some Ukrainian flair was shown on the wedding show ‘Four Weddings Canada’ where brides rate each other’s weddings and the winner receives a free honeymoon. A Toronto Ukrainian couple’s wedding was featured at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church near Ossington station St. Nicholas church near Trinity Bellwoods. The reception […]Read more "Ukrainian wedding wins honeymoon on bridal show [Video]"
A recent episode of the Ukrainian-Canadian affairs show Kontakt aired an interview with Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney. A great interview, where many good topics were touched upon: Immigration Issues in Canada Super Visas and family sponsorship Canada’s position on democracy in Ukraine Asylum of former KGB operative Mikhail Lennikov Definitely worth […]Read more "Jason Kenney on Canadian immigration, Ukrainian documentary and KGB op Lennikov"
In 1988 the CBC produced a great documentary exploring the history of Ukraine, its culture and its politics as it reached across to Canada through 100 years of immigration. It covers the origins of Ukrainian nationalism, the waves of immigration to Canada and their challenges, and even looking forward as to what it means to […]Read more "The long-lost CBC documentary – Ukrainian-Canadians: A Time to Remember"
As I wrote about on Facebook Monday, I noticed a Shevchenko painting on the preview for that night’s ‘House’ episode, where his Ukrainian “wife” was returning to get her green card to stay in the country. While I cringed at the thought of a stereotypical mail-order bride type plot, I was happily surprised by the […]Read more "Weekend Watching: Taras Shevchenko mentioned on ‘House’ (Video)"
Here’s something you’d only see in Saskatoon, the ‘Paris of the Praries’: Kovbasa makers from Saskatoon and surrounding area will again go head-to-head on Feb. 9 in a taste-testing competition/party that celebrates local food purveyors and Saskatchewan’s Ukrainian history. … (It) welcomes experienced kovbasa tasters and those unfamiliar with the traditional sausage. Everyone will have a […]Read more "King of the Kovbasa, only in the Praries (hilarious video!)"